It's over. The vision of the charming, artisan awards show MTV execs imagined when they decided to hold this year's Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center in downtown Brooklyn is gone, replaced by images of Miley Cyrus grinding up on a foam finger, and the sad, sad sound of N Sync's faltering voi ... More >>
Picking up the phone at her South Philly home, GANG singer Amanda Damron says, sternly, that I've interrupted her while she was watching the Beyoncé documentary on HBO. There's a brief, awkward silence, then she bursts into laughter. "It's OK, I probably know everything that's in it, I'm obsessed ... More >>
The term "flop," in a musical context, usually refers to an unsuccessful album. Though singles constantly perform above or below expectations, a song will rarely get a reputation as a flop unless there's a lot riding on it, such as a pre-release single from a big-name album. In 2011, Beyonce's "Run ... More >>
It's harder than it looks to sit down and break burritos with Angel Haze. The plan, originally, was simple: Invite the New York-based (but not native) rapper, whose recent signing to Universal Republic and imminent appearance on Hot97's Who's Next stage have supercharged her white-hot status in th ... More >>
Azealia Banks's Mermaid Ball w/Maluca, Wckids, Tigga Calore, House of Ladosha & Jack Mizrahi Bowery Ballroom Sunday, June 3 Better than: Summer Jam. Azealia Banks has become one of many New York musicians flavoring their music with borrowed vogue cultureparticularly from her birth year, 199 ... More >>
The rapper's laid-back flow makes waves in the hip-hop world
"They tell me to get my old ass off the mic, but every time my old ass gets on stage I put on a hell of a show!" So promises Too $hort, the godfather of Bay Area hip-hop who'll be hitting Brooklyn this Thursday and Friday for shows at the Knitting Factory. The back-to-back gigs mark $hort Dog's solo ... More >>
The designer-toy world's biggest jerkbag thinks you're an asshole for reading this story.
Revenge of the losers! Or, what it's like at a four-day reunion of 'the most misunderstood people of all time'
Tila Tequila, charming no one. Photo by Nate "Igor" Smith.Tila Tequila's face turned bloody this past Friday at the Gathering of the Juggalos, and I was onstage behind her when it happened. Two rocks meant for her head missed their target and pelted my shins; no bruises, but I can attest that ... More >>
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